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Land Tenure, Conservation and Development in Southeast Asia

by Peter Eaton

This book examines the relationship between land tenure, conservation and rural development in the context of the Southeast Asian archipelago. In particular, it is concerned with people living in and around...


Global Instability and Strategic Crisis

by Neville Brown

This review of the new situation proposes a broader remit for strategic studies than ever before. A prime concern is that Space not be weaponised in pursuance of missile defence.

The interventions in Afghanistan...


Alternative Narratives in Modern Japanese History

by M. William Steele

How did ordinary people experience Japan's modern transformation? What role did people in local areas play in the making of modern Japan? How do studies of local politics help explain national events?

The dominant...


Inside the Japanese Company

by Fiona Graham

Graham explores the attitudes of Japanese employees towards their work, their company and on related issues. Based on extensive original research inside a Japanese insurance company (C-Life), which subsequently...


Geopolitics: Re-Visioning World Politics

by John Agnew

Provides an invaluable introduction to current, critical debates over 'geopolitics' and world politics. Identifies and scrutinizes the central features of geopolitics from the sixteenth century to the present....


Production Networks in Asia and Europe: Skill Formation and Technology Transfer in the Automobile Industry

by Rogier Busser & Yuri Sadoi

This book explores Japanese investment in Europe and Southeast Asia, in relation to the automobile industry. In Part I the authors examine industrial organization and policy issues in Thailand, Malaysia, The...


Fighting for Human Rights

by Paul Gready

In a world that is increasingly disillusioned with formal politics, people are no longer prepared to wait for governments and international institutions to act on human rights concerns. This book identifies...


Islam and Political Legitimacy

by Shahram Akbarzadeh & Abdullah Saeed

Akbarzadeh and Saeed explore one of the most challenging issues facing the Muslim world: the Islamisation of political power. They present a comparative analysis of Muslim societies in West, South, Central and...


Natural Symbols: Explorations in Cosmology

by Professor Mary Douglas & Mary Douglas

First published in 1970, this classic text represents a work of anthropology in its widest sense, exploring themes such as the social meaning of natural symbols and the image of the body in society.


Identity and Health

by David Kelleher & Gerard Leavey

Experiences of health and illness are fundamental to how we understand ourselves, and the postmodern obsession with body image has made health even more significant in identity formation. The study of subjective...


The Tea Ceremony and Women's Empowerment in Modern Japan: Bodies Re-Presenting the Past

by Etsuko Kato

The subject of the tea ceremony is well researched both in and outside of Japan, but the women who practice it are hardly ever discussed. The Tea Ceremony and Women's Empowerment in Modern Japan rectifies this...


The Novel and the Rural Imaginary in Egypt, 1880-1985

by Samah Selim

The book locates questions of languages, genre, textuality and canonicity within a historical and theoretical framework that foregrounds the emergence of modern nationalism in Egypt. The ways in which the cultural...


Night-Time and Sleep in Asia and the West: Exploring the Dark Side of Life

by Lodewijk Brunt & Brigitte Steger

Ideas and practices concerning sleep and night-time are constantly changing and widely varied in different cultures and societies. What we do during the day and night is the result of much political struggle....


Girls and Women in Classical Greek Religion

by Matthew Dillon

It has often been thought that participation in fertility rituals was women's most important religious activity in classical Greece. Matthew Dillon's wide-ranging study makes it clear that women engaged in numerous...


New Qing Imperial History: The Making of Inner Asian Empire at Qing Chengde

by Ruth W. Dunnell, Mark C. Elliott & Philippe Foret

New Qing Imperial History uses the Manchu summer capital of Chengde and associated architecture, art and ritual activity as the focus for an exploration of the importance of Inner Asia and Tibet to the Qing...


Living at the Edge of Thai Society: The Karen in the Highlands of Northern Thailand

by Claudio Delang

The Karen are one of the major ethnic minority groups in the Himalayan highlands, living predominantly in the border area between Thailand and Burma. As the largest ethnic minority in Thailand, they have often...


Elite Dualism and Leadership Selection in China

by Xiaowei Zang

Who are the top political leaders in China? What are the major criteria in elite recruitment? How is job promotion in high politics determined? By studying over one and a half thousand top political Chinese...


Globalisation and Equality

by Keith Horton & Haig Patapan

Is globalisation creating a more unequal world? Is it creating new forms of inequality? Does it make certain pre-existing forms of inequality more morally or politically significant than they would otherwise...


Comparative Biomedical Policy: Governing Assisted Reproductive Technologies

by Ivar A. Bleiklie, Malcolm L. Goggin & Christine Rothmayr

This book presents a comparative study examining assisted reproductive technology policies in North America and Europe. Based on original and detailed research, this up-to-date volume establishes a knowledge...


Ordering Lives: Family, Work and Welfare

by Gordon Hughes & Ross Fergusson

Taking as its focus three familiar and profoundly influential social institutions, the family, work and welfare, this accessible and exciting text looks at their role in maintaining social order and promoting...